Biographer Claims It Was Difficult for Meghan Markle to Adjust to a Traditional Royal Path

Meghan Markle wasn’t raised to be a royal unlike her husband, Prince Harry. That meant she had to get used to a few rules that she has to follow once their relationship became serious. Find out how it was difficult for her according to a biographer.

Meghan Markle was still acting on Suits when she started dating Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand next to each other
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend “The Lion King” European Premiere | Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

Markle was playing Rachel Zane on Suits when she started dating Prince Harry in 2016. That meant she was far from living like a royal so there were a few things she had to do when things got serious between them.

She left the show and started taking on more royal duties like going to events and participating in charities. The former actress also had to adjust to being in the limelight in a completely different way.

We were totally unprepared for [the scrutiny],” Prince Harry said in their engagement interview with BBC News.

“There’s a misconception that because I have worked in the entertainment industry that this would be something I would be familiar with,” Markle said. “But even though I had been on my show for I guess six years at that point, and working before that, I’ve never been part of tabloid culture.”

That might not have been the only thing that took some getting used to for the duchess. A biographer is talking more about Markle making changes.

Angela Levin claims Markle was used to making her own decisions before

Angela Levin published the biography “Harry: A Biography of a Prince.” She talked about Markle’s adjustment from being an actress to a duchess.

“I think it’s very hard for her,” she said on Fox News. “I think she’s done brilliantly at some things. She’s marvelous when they are out and about. She’s very good at talking to people. It’s an awful lot to learn and she’s very energetic and keen.”

Levin continued, “But it might be good for her if she took a little bit more advice. Before in her life, she was very used to making her own decisions. I do think it’s very difficult for her. This is a very strict, traditional path. It takes a while to get used to it.”

She claimed Markle was still stuck in a show business mentality

Markle has been acting since 2002. The biographer claimed that she was still stuck in that mentality in the beginning.   

“In the early stages, I don’t think the duchess really understood the difference between being a show business person and being a member of the royal family,” she said.

“Prince Harry was very anxious when we spoke originally and said he didn’t want to be thought of like a show business person,” revealed Levin. “His feeling about being royal was that it was about duty, it was about helping the queen and that it was a very serious job. But the line has been a very narrow one, I think.”   

Chances are Markle is much more aware of what it means to be part of the royal family now after getting married and having her first child.